Here's the pond this morning after I came in from helping Dan shovel the driveway.
Here's the pond now after spending an hour out there cutting the cat tails and hauling them off to the piles in the woods. It will make for a much neater pond come spring. True I will still have to trim the irises and the Joe Pye weed and the butterfly bush. But for those I don't have to venture into water.
I'm sorry for the birds though which liked to take cover amongst the cat tails. That's another reason not to keep trimming out there. That and the temps at 22º.